Iris Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Hi there!

I just recently learned a fun new crochet stitch and am a little obsessed with it. It’s called the iris stitch, and it will be featured in my upcoming Iris Table Runner pattern, coming out in March. To get you ready for that, I want to show you how to make it!

The Iris stitch is a type of decorative stitch that is made by working two pairs of double crochets separated by a chain stitch (ie 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all into the ch-1 space from the previous row. It is best shown in a lighter solid color yarn and has the airiness of lace with the added benefits of structure and stability.

To set up for the tutorial, you will need to chain out a multiple of 4+1 (+2 for the turning chain). For my sample, I’ve worked 19 chains, or 16 + 1 (+2 for the turning chain).

Following the photo tutorial is a video tutorial, just in case you need to see it in action.

Photo Tutorial

Video Tutorial

If you want to see this stitch in action, I’ve recorded a video tutorial for you as well!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I can’t wait to show you the table runner, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!

Until next time!

Pin Text: Iris Stitch Photo and Video Crochet Tutorial www.hooksbookswanderlust.com

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2 thoughts on “Iris Stitch Crochet Tutorial

  1. Danna says:

    Yes this is a well known stitch and used a lot for Shawls, Shoulder Wraps, Scarves and more. I think I was maybe 10-12 years old when I made my 1st shawl with this stitch design. Thanks for making the video it will be very helpful for people who has never tried making things. I will share in my Crochet library group to help you direct traffic to your video. Again Thanks ?

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